‘Indian T20 League se pehle fir chot lag gayi to?’ – Fans lambasts at Jasprit Bumrah as he remains unavailable for ODI series against Australia

By Daniel S

February 19, 2023

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah remains unavailable for the Men In Blue as far as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the ODI series are concerned. A short while back, the Indian Cricket Board announced the squads for two Tests and three-match ODI series. For the remaining two games of the BGT series, the Indian squad remains unchanged as the home team is leading the series 2-0.

On the other hand, Jaydev Unadkat, who was part of the team for the first Test, has gotten an ODI recall. Since 2013, the left-arm pacer hasn’t played a 50-over game for India. Apart from him, the rest of the squad consists of familiar faces

Team India squad for 3rd and 4th Test: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, S Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, R Jadeja, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat

ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), S Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), R Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, W Sundar, Y Chahal, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat

Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t played since September 2022

Meanwhile, the five-time Indian T20 League winner hasn’t played a single game since September last year. At the time, he played a T20I against the Aussies. However, after the game, he was ruled out of the series due to a stress fracture. Subsequently, he also missed the 20-20 World Cup 2022 flight.

Meanwhile, in the recently-conducted sting on Chetan Sharma, he spoke about Bumrah’s fitness. The former said “Jasprit Bumrah was unable to bend as he had a major injury other than that there are one or two players who take injections in private and they are fit to play.” said Chetan Sharma.

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